Do Teachers Deserve More?
Do you remember that teacher that made a difference in your life? You know, that one who motivated you and saw a potential in you just waiting to blossom. Teachers are always guiding children and helping them grow and succeed in life; don’t you think they should be rewarded for all they do? Without teachers doctors wouldn’t know how to perform a heart transplant, and lawyers wouldn’t know how to convince the jury that his client is innocent. They had to learn from someone, right? Then why is it that well known athletes, singers and actors who are talented and entertaining, get paid millions of dollars but don’t make a difference in anybody’s life but themselves. Yet someone who is affecting children’s future, gets paid so little, it doesn’t makes any sense. One plan that congress should be putting in action is not to put more requirements, expectations and responsibilities on underpaid teachers but increase their pay compensation for their hard work, ongoing education, and improvement. Even though teachers are not making touchdowns nor do they have the number one single on iTunes, they are the real winners.
Lets be real with ourselves education has not been the number one objective on our country’s agenda. When the state has to cut their spending, where do they start? Education. People today don’t understand the extraordinary amount of requirements
that are placed upon teachers. There is a constant stream of paperwork which involves meeting the needs of children with infinite variety of learning or physical difficulties. The meetings involved to set up the appropriate accommodations and weekly reports that must be filled out for most of these children. Not only the paperwork but they have to create the assignments and lesson plans for the kids to follow and then on top of that they have to grade piles and piles of paper. Administrators put more work on these underpaid teachers putting them in a position of having too much...